01 May 2010


OMD! This morning about four ayem the muzzer woke us all up. She said "can't ANY of you hear the sirens? We must go down to the basement."

Well, once she got us awake, we could all hear the sirens. Even the Dad could hear the sirens.

The muzzer started grabbing blankets and cell phones, and the dad went and turned off the alarm thingy. It makes MUCH more noise than the sirens, which the muzzer insisted had been going on for at least 15 minutes.
So, the muzzer marched us all down the basement stairs. Be careful! You must duck your head as you come down the stairs. EVEN the muzzer must duck her head a little bit.
And then we opened the latch hook thingy, and went through the door, into the basement.

Our Tornado shelter place is fortuitously placed at the far end of the wine cellar. Fortuitously for the hoomans, anyway. And the people who owned our house before we did put in the racks and shelves, and installed something called "french drains" to keep the basement dry.

But it had been raining and raining and raining...so there was some dampness in the corner where the drain holes come in, but the room was fairly dry. We stayed in the room until the sirens sounded all clear, then came out to see what else had happened.

And the water was flowing, as it is supposed to, right into the drain by the (old) wash tubs.
(the Muzzer does not use those, she has her wash tubs upstairs.)

So, we stayed warm and fairly dry, and no wine bottles were broken to write this blog.
Teka Toy Dagger
note: of course, the muzzer was too sleepy to grab the camera, so all the photos were taken in daylight. TT
Muzzer says: "We were very lucky that no tornados actually touched down near us, but there are lots of trees down, and there have been some close sightings. The rain is supposed to continue all day today and through the night into tomorrow. Total accumulation may be as much as 10 inches. I am thinking of building an ark.


Remington said...

Your weather isn't very good! I would of been so scared! And now you have to build an ark! Oh my! That is just too much rain!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Please stay safe and do your best to keep your pawrents dry too!

PeeEssWoo: Glad woo got the updated link fur the PF Live Feed - they went to a difFURent setup - that's why the other one didn't work...AND I found out the WFT I shared with woo is named Sparky and he's 12 years old!

Abby said...

Hi, Gussie...

I'm glad Muzzer heard the sirens...And, I more glad that you didn't get one of those tornados at your house...

How is it that Muzzer's always seem to know what's going on before anyone else does...

Abby xxxooo

Asta said...

Gussie and Teka
Stay safe sweeties..Gussie. mommi has been cwying all day cause of digby, so she is not weady to have you flying off in a townado..
smoochie kisses
pee ess. you can have ouw 90 degwee weqthew

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Rain is bad enough but those tornadoes are just awful. Our Mom gets really nervous about them. And at night time if the house is all closed up because the a/c is on, then how do we hear the sirens? Guess we have to rely on that noisy weather radio.

Glad you are all safe.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Maggie and Mitch said...

What an exciting early morning you had, Gussie! Thank goodness you have a tornado shelter to keep you safe!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

TwoSpecialWires said...

Gussie! Teka! Stay grounded and away from trees! Tornadoes scare the B G Zuss outta Moma. (She knows someone killed in one.) And ... if you decide to build an ark, we have a huge lighthouse in our neighborhood, and you can float to us. The lights are on 24/7 (don't have a clue as to why ... you know well that we are landlocked) so they can guide you right in. We don't have tornadoes on "our side of the hogback" (though there were a couple just a few miles away earlier in the week.)

STAY SAFE. Even if it means breaking a bottle of wine. It might help the two-leggeds feel better.

Love you lots
Jake and Fergi

Eric said...

Crikey Gussie. How frightening. Thank dog you are all safe and sound.

What a scary place your over the big pee is. Think I would be doing plenty of them if I lived there. Never knew before we read our pals blogs you have those shelters either.

Stay safe n warm and break open one or two of the wine bottles too. Strictly for medicinal purposes of course.

Eric xxx

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Y'all are very brave.
Sally Ann

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodnesses! My mom and me have been listening to the news abouts all the weather and rain and stuff that is happening in your part of the world and we hopes that you all are A-OK. Be sure to lets us all know when you can, okay? We're thinking pawsitive thoughts for you!

Wiggles & Wags,

Mango said...

Maybe moving isn't such a bad idea after all. That sounds like a scary place where you live if they have sirens and safe rooms.


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Good heavens...all that time in the storm cellar without a blender?


Now I will be shipping you a nice portable one that you can use on batteries if the need arises...

We heard bout all the storms down there...yeesch...

Please stay safe!!

PL2 had to shower in DIRTY water today...

No clean water in Boston...got dirty...rumor has it Mango got suds in the water system...

Love you guys,


Pearl said...

Oh Gus & Teka! I have been reading about the weather in your area and worrying about you!

As you know, I live in Oklahoma, so I am no stranger to the crazy tornadoes. Please be safe, ok??


Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

How did y'all come by a basement???? Or is it a tornado shelter? Last time Mom laid eyes on a basement was up north...
Our Siren went off too, we get in the tub in the br. hahahahahaha (we were spending the night 20 miles west of here at Jody's)
1 whippet, 1 Sunny, 1 Scooter, 1 mom, 1 Jody, 1 Maddy, and they couldn't catch those 2 cateses! Annnddd pillows and blankies.....
NO wine!!!!

Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

pee ess Mom has had thoughts of ark building........

Koobuss said...

There is never a dull moment at your house.

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,